Field Trip Policy

Northstar is committed to extending the community building and learning of our students by periodically going on educational/cultural field trips.

Field Trip Attendance
All students are required to attend all the regular field trips to be able to attend the end-of-the-year field trips to Canada and the Family Fun Center. Exceptions are illness or a family emergency.

Unexcused Absence
If a student misses any field trip for reasons other than the above, he/she must apply to the staff in writing for permission to attend the field trips to Canada and the Family Fun Center.

Field Trip Permission Slips
Field Trip permission slips must be turned in no later than the deadline listed. This is extremely important. It is very hard for our staff to say "No, sorry, it's too late," but transportation is ordered and tickets are bought based on this count.

If the field trip permission slip is not turned in on time, the student will need to stay home the day of the field trip. This is considered an unexcused absence.

If a student misses a field trip, she/he is still eligible to attend the next one, unless it is to Canada or the Family Fun Center (see above).

Parents interested in chaperoning the trip to Canada need to have chaperoned other field trips prior to May. The chaperones for this trip are chosen from those who have been chaperones during the year.

Full and partial scholarships are available for field trips due to family hardship.